There’s no shortage of options in this category.
Here are a few to keep an eye on.
Dylan Larkin (Buffalo Sabres): Larkin is playing at the top of his game, and is on a tear offensively with the Sabres, and has been playing on a line with Tyler Myers and Tyler Ennis this year.
He’s also one of the most exciting players on the roster.
He’d fit well with the young Sabres, but Larkin would be an asset to any team that wants to get a shot at winning a gold medal.
Matt Beleskey (Boston Bruins): He’s not going to be the biggest name on the list, but he’s one of those players who would bring value to any contender.
He has a very quick release on his shot, which would allow him to score with ease, and he has great offensive instincts and great vision.
He also has great stickhandling skills, and the Bruins would be a perfect fit for Belesker.
Mikkel Boedker (New Jersey Devils): The Devils would love to get something out of Boedko, who has struggled with injuries and was forced to play on the wing last year.
His size and strength make him a very hard-nosed player to play against.
He would fit nicely with the Devils, as they’ve struggled to get consistent offensive production from the wing during his tenure with the team.
Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche): Duchene is a great fit for the Avalanche.
He fits in nicely with Colorado’s defensive corps and has played well on the power play this year, which is a major reason why he has become a regular on the top line.
He’ll also provide a big boost for the Colorado power play, as it has been very bad in the first half of the season.
He could provide a solid option for a team looking for a power play upgrade.
Joe Thornton (San Jose Sharks): Thornton has been an absolute monster this season and would be able to provide a boost to the Sharks top unit.
He is an excellent puck handler and would add a huge upgrade to a unit that has struggled on the penalty kill this season.
Joe Thornton would provide a massive boost for a Sharks team that has been lacking offense, and would allow them to get back to their winning ways.
Mike Hoffman (Detroit Red Wings): Hoffman is a solid puck handler, and his offensive skills are excellent.
He needs to continue to improve on the defensive side of the puck and would bring some scoring punch to the Red Wings top unit if he can stay healthy.
Matt Moulson (Chicago Blackhawks): Moulons play has been inconsistent, but the Blackhawks top unit has been one of their better units.
His skill level would be great for a young team that needs a spark on the blue line.
His offensive instincts would help with that as well, as he would be versatile offensively and play both the point and penalty kill.
Dennis Seidenberg (Columbus Blue Jackets): He would be one of a handful of players that could be the spark for a Blue Jackets team that is on the brink of another playoff spot.
He plays a big, physical game, which could make him valuable for any team in the East.
His defensive instincts would also be good for any teams in the conference, and it would allow Columbus to play some more physical hockey.
He may be a bit of a wild card here, but Columbus would be in the mix if it doesn’t win the division.
Kurtis MacPherson (New York Islanders): MacPhersons play could be one that could really benefit from a little more experience.
He was an elite playmaker last season, and had a very good season.
The Islanders would be the perfect fit if they could get some more of that experience and that playmaking ability.
He doesn’t have the size or speed that is needed for a big man, but that would be enough for any club in the Eastern Conference.
John Tavares (Toronto Maple Leafs): Tavares has been a tremendous scorer this season, but his play has not been great this season due to injuries.
He should be a good fit for any franchise in the Atlantic Division, and that’s not to mention that he would add some offense to the top unit of the Maple Leafs.
The offensive side of his skill set would be really great for the Leafs, and they could add some scoring as well.
Kari Lehtonen (Columbia Capitals): Lehtonengen would be another player that would fit perfectly in any team looking to improve their bottom line.
A big, powerful, and physical player, Lehtonnen would be very hard to defend.
He adds a lot of energy to any line, and could be a nice addition for any Capitals team looking forward to the upcoming season.
Michael Cammalleri (Boston Red Wings) and Nick Jensen (Calgary Flames): Cammilleri has been solid